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    1940 Gibson ...Nut size info needed

    Hi
    Wondering if anyone can tell me what the nut width would be on a 1940 Gibson A style F hole ?? Has anyone put together a guide to all models of Gibson Mandolins with specs ?
    Thanks
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Well, Now that the Shmergel Stealth has been mentioned....is it available in the left handed version ?
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Did you call and talk to Dennis at The Mandolin Store ?

    Maybe sell the 505 here and get what you need. If you explain the situation here in the classifieds you may not lose that much...
  4. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    Hi
    First off I'm no expert but have a friend in your situation and he had the same concerns. He finally went with the MD-305 for about $500.00 and put a good pickup in it (maybe a K&K ?) and loves...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Hi...what did it need to bring it up to playing status? I'm looking at one now (on line so far). It's a 1950's model and word "STRATOLIN" is all one word...no hyphens.

    Thanks for any info.
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    Re: This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    Christine.... THANK YOU for the follow up !!!!! I'll keep an eye on his website about the upcoming course in March / April.

    THANKS AGAIN.... I appreciate the follow through.

    Don
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    You must be working lots of small streams.....I've often thought about a 2 wt but went Takara for fun.
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    Yes, lots of on line help that is great but having someone sit across from you (As I do with Billy Packard) catching all your mechanical mistakes before they become almost uncorrectable is a...
  9. Re: Practicing with Headphones on an Electric Mandolin

    Available models:
    AC30: Provides the AC30 top boost sound.
    Classic Rock: Delivers the classic crunch of a UK-made 100W amp.
    Metal: Gives you the extreme high-gain sound of a US-made amp.
    Bass:...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    What you get ?? 5 weight ?
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    Re: Home recording set up

    I agree with everything Adam / Zemper says...all very good info !
    If you are on PC you might look into the very robust and free software called "Audacity". There are hours and hours of...
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    Re: Home made stand

    WOW !! Great job...looks great.
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    Congratulations...Post a review.
  14. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Thanks, that's good to hear ! I'm pretty sure I will buy a used righty and convert it.
  15. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Thanks.......were you able to hear anything different because of that build mistake, I mean did you not like the sound ? Is that why you sold it ?
    Thanks again
  16. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Good info...Thanks !! Do you know about what year you bought #15 ?
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    Re: This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    Thanks....I did go to his website and thats what I meant by "Archives" (sorry for the confusion)...as he archives everything by month and year...
    Thanks again ...hope he makes it available !!
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    Re: This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    Hi
    Thanks for the info about Matt Flinner's classes.
    I can't find his class on Rock & Roll Mandolin in the archives. Can you point me in the right direction ? What month and year this is archived...
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    Re: Eastman MDA315 mandola! Yes!

    ......... it was not delivered today, and won't be until Tuesday according to the latest information...)[/QUOTE]


    I hate when that happens....hang in there !!
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Hi Everyone
    Thanks for all the input and knowledge shared. I bought the TC Electronics Polytune.

    Thanks again !
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    Re: comparing Eastman Mandola's

    Please make sure to update us on your thoughts about this used 815

    Thanks
    Don
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    WOW !! THANKS for the great tip. I'm a newbie, so this will save me from ordering that new third hand from Amazon ! Thanks again ....Don
  23. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    And A style looks more natural when converted then a F style
  24. Re: Amateurish string change execution - can I keep, or is it rui

    You can probably just loosen it up and pull lightly with needle nose pliers to take out the slack. Then hold onto the string as you re-tighten. You should be fine. Good luck !!
  25. Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Hi
    Has anyone converted a right handed Mandolin to a left handed version ? I have seen people talk about it here but not much more info. So what make / model did you convert ? What did it finally...
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